Potential Eagles targets at running back prior to NFL trade deadline

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Ke’Shawn Vaughn may be one of the diamonds we aren’t discussing enough.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it known that their 2020 third-round pick is available on the trade market. Ke’Shawn Vaughn has not gained much attention since joining them, having only logged 62 carries, but he has a ton of potential.

Vaughn has tallied 349 total yards since entering the league and averages 4.9 yards per touch, including an average of 4.7 yards on rushing plays and 6.7 on passing plays. All great numbers for a 25-year-old running back.

Tampa’s rusher would likely only garner a fifth, sixth, or seventh-round draft choice as the Buccaneers have only fielded him in four games so far this year, and all of his snaps have been on special teams. Vaughn’s contract is also only worth $1.3 million in 2022 and $1.5 million before it expires after the 2023 season.

No matter who it is, the Philadelphia Eagles adding a pair of fresh and young legs to their backfield at the trade deadline could pay dividends at the end of the regular season and into the playoffs. They will need to be able to effectively run the ball as the weather gets colder, and the NFL has seen running back-by-committee reign supreme as of late.

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Howie Roseman has proven time and time again that he is willing to make moves to chase greatness, and he may make a trade again even with a 6-0 record. There is always room for improvement, and it will be another interesting trade deadline for Eagles fans who hope to see their team continue to climb toward an eventual 8-0 mark for the first time in franchise history.